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Correspondence - CSIRAC Computer, Establishment in Melbourne, Cherry, Hartree, March,1954 Document Reg. No: HT 13506 1

Letters to Professor Thomas Cherry, Head of the Department of Mathematics, from Douglas Hartree and E. N. Mutch.

Hartree's letter is apparently in response to inquiries made by Cherry regarding the finding of a permanent home for the CSIRO computer. The letter contains Hartree's advice on organisational and staffing arrangements based on his experience at the Cavendish Laboratory. Hartree also provides, at Cherry's request, his opinion of Pearcey. Mutch's letter details the operating and maintenance needs of a large computer, such as the one at Cambridge, and the staffing needed for these purposes.

Correspondence details:
25/5/54 D.R. Hartree to T.M. Cherry: Permanent home for the CSIRO computer. Hartree provides his opinion of Pearcey.
26/5/54 E.N. Mutch to T.M. Cherry: Operating and maintenance needs of a large computer, and the staffing needed for these purposes.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from University of Melbourne (The) Computer Science & Software Engineering Department
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: computing, csirac computer, first generation computers, mainframe computers, making history - csirac
Themes this item is part of: The Computation Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, 1955-1962 & Beyond, Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection, Archival Paper Tape Reading Project for CSIRAC 12 Hole Paper Tapes
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: paperwork & documentation
Inscriptions: Title: 'Douglas Hartree'
Issued By: University of Melbourne (The) Computation Laboratory, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, 1954
Author: Professor Thomas Cherry - University of Melbourne (The) Computation Laboratory, 1954
Author: Mr Douglas Hartree, 1954
Author: Mr E Mutch, 1954
Collector: CSIRAC History Team, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1995 or later

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